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Ruth Yanai

Ruth D. Yanai
Professor

210 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6955/470-4868

Email: rdyanai@esf.edu

Highest Education

Ph.D. Yale University (Forest Ecology), 1990.

Areas of Study


Graduate Advisees

Brannon BarrBrannon Barr
bbarr@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Yanai
  • Area of Study: Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Previous Graduate Study: University of North Texas (Environmental Science)

Personal Statement
I am interested in determinants of species distributions and abundances at the community and landscape scale, related species interactions such as colonization, competition, predation, and symbiosis, the evolution of life history characteristics, and how these phenomena are related to resource supply rates and nutrient fluxes.


Yi DongYi Dong
ydong03@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Yanai
  • Area of Study: Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Undergraduate Institute: Central South Forestry Uni (Forestry and Related)
  • Previous Graduate Study: Chinese Academy of Forestry (Forestry and Related)

Yang YangYang Yang
yyang100@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Yanai
  • Area of Study: Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Undergraduate Institute: Minzu University of China

Personal Statement
I'm interested in forest-based environmental issues that raised currently. I'm more focused on nutrient cycling in forests and the way to assess the forest health.

Graduate Research Topic
My project is detecting the change in tree tissue chemistry over time in Northern Hardwoods. Research,conducted in Huntington Wildlife Forest,will show a change in concentrations of tree nutrients in different tree components over time and detail the uncertainties of processing long-time detecting studies in tree nutrients..


Courses Taught

Selected Publications

(All publications)

Yanai, R.D., J.J. Battles, A.D. Richardson, E.B. Rastetter, D.M. Wood, and C. Blodgett.2010. Estimating uncertainty in ecosystem budget calculations. Ecosystems 13(2): 239-248. PDF

Yanai, R.D., M.C. Fisk, T.J. Fahey, N.L. Cleavitt, and B.B. Park. 2008. Identifying roots of northern hardwood species: patterns with diameter and depth. Can. J. For. Res. 38(11): 2862-2869

Yanai, R.D., J.D. Blum, S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Arthur, C.A. Nezat, and T.G. Siccama. 2005. New insights into calcium depletion in northeastern forests. J. For. 103:14-20

Yanai, R.D., W.S. Currie, and C.L. Goodale. 2003. Soil carbon dynamics after forest harvest: an ecosystem paradigm reconsidered. Ecosystems 6:197-212

Yanai, R.D., T.G Siccama, M.A. Arthur, C.A. Federer, and A.J. Friedland. 1999. Accumulation and depletion of base cations in forest floors in the northeastern US. Ecology 80:2774-2787

Yanai, R.D. 1994. A steady-state model of nutrient uptake accounting for newly-grown roots. Soil. Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58:1562-1571

Yanai, R.D. 1992. Phosphorus budget of a 70-year old northern hardwood forest. Biogeochemistry 17:1-22


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